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“A must visit location”

Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Porbandar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Kirti Mandir is where it all began i.e. Ghandhiji began if one may say so. It is a very tranquil location in a busy street. One gets a feel of house of those times and also the library / book store with Ghandhijis books inside is quite decent. I would suggest you pick up some Ghandhiji material from there. The house itself is closed from 6 pm to get there before that else till 7pm one can see the outside area only.

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

A place which tells us a lot without words. Make a point to visit if your a passing through Porbandar. It lose at 5.30pm. So reach accordingly. It will take atleast 1.30 to 2 hrs for seeing the museum. You can see where Gandhiji was borne, where he studied, all rooms. It gives you a different feeling once you are there. You must take your children there. There is a visitor 's book where you feel proud to write.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

On our way from Dwarka to Somnath we visited Porbander Kirti Mandire, Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Place. It is very good,Clean and very informative. Kasturba"s House is waking distance and it is worth visiting.


Mahatma Gandhi Kirti Mandir Sanchalay Samiti
Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
Porbandar - 360 575.
Gujarat, India

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Travelling from Somnath to Dwaraka, I was crossing Porbandar and I told my driver that I would like to visit Kirti Mandir. His immediate reaction was "Kirti What ???". Though the driver was from Gujarat, he was not aware of the place. We stopped in atleast 5 different places to ask for directions and finally reached the place. Reaching this place is not an easy task especially if you are arriving thru the main market street and that too on an Innova. Our driver confessed that no one usually comes here to see the place and people go directly from Dwaraka to Somnath.

However after all the efforts that we put in to reach the place, it was a satisfying experience for me. Looking at the exact spot in a room where the Mahatma was born, I was filled with a sense of pride that I was atleast able to visit this place. The house itself is narrow and has narry staircases to go upstairs. There is also a room where Gandhiji spent his time studying. My kids were very excited to see the place and they spent a lot of time going thru each and every exhibit in that place.

For a moment, you are almost carried back to the 1800s and you begin to imagine what the whole place would have looked like when he was born. Little would have anyone known that the kid was going to become one of the greatest leaders of the world.

If you are passing by Somnath, pls do stop by and visit this place.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

A very quiet well maintained heritage monument one should not miss. The house has lot of rooms and get a very pleasant feeling visiting this place. The birth place is also marked with a swastik mark. There is a museum in the first floor showing Mahatma Gandhiji's pictues, articles used by him, books,letters etc.
Many foreign visitors. Place is quiet and we went there on a working day. There was no crowd. Could see the whole place.

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